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Profits are down but these -- way up.
Hitting a record one point.
Four billion -- is just the latest quarter here are some of the new ones as -- -- you're keeping track.
Spirit there is now targeting 100 dollars for carry on bag a -- c.'s view the front of the plane is gonna run your next to 39 bucks on American.
On US Airways same seat we'll bring you up nine -- nine dollars.
And on other flights -- -- -- they will charge you 200 dollars more.
-- It was my -- benefits anyway airfare watchdog president George.
This stuff could cause people to drive instead of -- but you know it's interest -- They still fly George even with all -- what's the deal.
Irregular actually I just drove from New York to Los Angeles and I had -- flat -- that cost about a thousand dollars defects so are driving is more expensive -- -- I consumers have been the -- -- -- consumers have been out -- over the last several decades ever since deregulation to basically underpaid for what air travel really costs.
The airlines to provide -- and the only way beyond have been able to make up the difference is with these fees and I and I hate these I've actually never are paid for a checked bag -- -- really like the -- -- website called one bag dot com.
That would teach for our viewers how to look -- really -- -- but without these fees are the allies would have been an even more trouble I think we were risking some.
More bankruptcies and perhaps who have lost another airline.
Don't want to get red guards I did I think that without this stuff -- be an odd deeper trouble but.
I guess I'm surprised that so many people sought these these op -- they think they're getting a great sell -- -- On a discounted ticket and then when you add up all the season charges -- standing you're going to the bathroom whatever that is.
Kidding of course but then -- they really get -- and they don't realize it.
It is it may or would it it would seem to be similar they just raised their prices everyone in the industry was time on the same deal would -- deal.
But I guess they can't do that right -- so they have to sneak in all this others.
Right -- consumers when you when they raise fares when -- -- -- first consumers stay home or they drive.
And what you're talking about is before deregulation when the airlines actually we're more regulate the -- it's regulated the risks were regulated.
One when he always raise fares people staying home -- -- drive -- has very little price flexibility.
Are pricing power for the airlines unfortunately.
But isn't it is there any benefit the simplified.
Pricing in other words -- people even those -- I'm not so great amount.
Know that there -- these fees and other additions that a lot of savvy flyers -- -- -- that is you know out.
-- all right well I -- being nickel and -- in this autism but I -- -- at a flat date.
That might -- -- that I had a basis of comparison that might do -- now.
Well yes absolutely true -- you know what -- around the -- of course is to get one of the airline credit cards American Airlines has a new credit card.
Unfortunately somebody just use my credit card for fraudulent purposes at a target store so I'm not -- Able to use that went -- annual event like bums largely flat tire iron out a little better on this trip it was on this -- yeah I mean really -- Oklahoma City announced.
And I case are you get free bags and you get free checking our free free check in our party second.
And the first year fee is waived -- that's one way of getting around the -- the other ways to fly Southwest -- they don't charge for change means they don't charge for the -- -- second -- Within limits jetBlue also doesn't charge for the first checked bag.
And you get extra legroom on jetBlue without even paying -- because they have wider spaced -- Of course that you have to hope they go where your don't but two or exactly -- -- -- -- this carnage is settled and everything else I loved Clinton --
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